Universal musical harmony

Acoustic and biological constraints shape how we hear harmony across cultures.

Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
July 1, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: music research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences center-for-brains-minds-and-machines mcgovern-institute

Using math to blend musical notes seamlessly

Algorithm enables one audio signal to glide into another, recreating the “portamento” effect of some musical instruments.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 27, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: music arts research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology technology-and-society algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail

Perception of musical pitch varies across cultures

How people interpret musical notes depends on the types of music they have listened to, researchers find.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 19, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: neuroscience music research behavior school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences center-for-brains-minds-and-machines national-institutes-of-health-nih mcgovern-institute

Translating proteins into music, and back

By turning molecular structures into sounds, researchers gain insight into protein structures and create new variations.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 26, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence music arts research apps proteins school-of-engineering technology-and-society civil-and-environmental-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

How music lessons can improve language skills | MIT News

Study links piano education with better word discrimination by kindergartners.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 25, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  language  music  research  school-of-science  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  mcgovern-institute

In profile: Jamshied Sharifi ’83, Tony Award winner | MIT News

Composer, musician, and former MIT visiting artist received a 2018 Tony Award for best orchestrations on “The Band's Visit.”

Matthew Robinson | Arts at MIT • mit
June 15, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  music  arts  theater  profile  awards-honors-and-fellowships  alumniae  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Quantum physics student leaving MIT on a high note | MIT News

Math and physics major Shaun Datta wraps up four years of pushing himself beyond his comfort zone by singing a cappella with the MIT Logarhythms.

Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics • mit
June 5, 2018 ~6 min

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MIT Video Productions nominated for a third Emmy | MIT News

Alice McCarthy | MIT Open Learning • mit
June 1, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  music  arts  video  awards-honors-and-fellowships  special-events-and-guest-speakers  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  collaboration  music-and-theater-arts

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